Thursday, October 25, 2018

Packaging Technologist Jobs In Stellenbosch Western Cape, Temporary Position Available

Temp Packaging Technologist (181024-3)

Job Type Classification    Temporary
Location - Province    Western Cape
Location - Operations    Stellenbosch
Location - Country    South Africa

Job Description 
  Parmalat Africa is part of the French International Dairy Company, Lactalis and is one of the major players in the Southern African dairy industry. It has operations in South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, Swaziland and Mozambique.
The purpose of the role is to provide R&D packaging development support to the relevant product categories in line with Parmalat business strategy.

Required Skills  
• A tertiary qualification in Food Science, Food Technology, Science or Engineering (preference will be given to candidates that have packaging development qualifications and/or experience);
• Minimum 3-5 years R&D experience within FMCG environment;
• Project management experience in an R&D environment would be advantageous;
• Knowledge of technical processes, principles and legislation (including HACCP and GMP);
• The ability to compile detailed reports and the implementation of recommended packaging solutions;
• Ability to work under pressure to achieve ambitious targets and meet tight deadlines;
• Good business acumen and ability to work cross functionally with strong interpersonal and team working skills;
• Strong ability to work with and interpret technical data;
• Creative problem solving and sound analytical skills.

Duties & Responsibilities   
 Packaging Development:
• Design of all primary and secondary packaging material within a FMCG environment.
• Liaise with various internal departments and suppliers from concept creation to product launch.
• Maintain and optimize packaging format in relation to the latest market requirements and industry trends.
• Develop cost effective packaging solutions through innovative and integrated approach.
• Evaluation of new packaging materials and concepts by running trials and applying product shelf-life and travelling test studies.
• Ownership of technical specifications, regulations of the Trade & Meteorology Act and barcode EAN requirements.
• Lead Projects and develop and manage close working relationships with relevant stakeholders, both locally and internationally.
• Provide factories with technical support in understanding quality issues, closing gaps and providing input on projects.

Sustained Profitability:
• Identify opportunities to improve product profitability without compromising product quality through alternate packaging solutions
• Provide support to Industrial and Logistics teams in opportunities to decrease costs or improve efficiencies through primary or secondary packaging and/or palletisation optimization

Product Quality:
Support root cause analysis and problem solving studies as necessary to resolve product quality issues potentially related to packaging material.

Drive Innovation:
• Position Parmalat to be truly innovative through the identification of long-term packaging solutions and opportunities.
• Perform on-going competitor watch and benchmarking activities to identify new opportunities.
Closing date: 2018/11/07


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